The Non–Skinny Jean Trend the Chicest People Will Wear in the 2020s

While skinny jeans will never actually be out of style, there is a range of fresh, non-skinny silhouettes that continue to rise in popularity. Yep, we’re talking about styles like flared denim but also a recent favorite in the fashion-and-celeb world: full-length denim. This cut has a straight fit, typically comes in a lighter wash, and bunches just slightly on top of the shoes. You may remember Hailey Bieber’s ensemble featuring the Khaite full-length jeans.

Sure, this silhouette is a far cry from the cropped skinny and straight-leg jeans that we’ve been wearing over the last few seasons, but this is one denim style that will add a fashion-forward spin to any outfit in the 2020s. We bet the chicest people out there will give these jeans a whirl with pointed ankle boots now or low-heel strappy sandals when the temperatures start to warm up. To highlight this must-try denim trend further, we rounded up how fashion people are wearing full-length jeans now and how they turned up on the runways. Keep scrolling for more and to shop a few pairs as well.

On the street:
Stylish Hailey Bieber outfit with straight-leg jeans

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Style Tip: Tucking a cardigan into full-length jeans like Hailey Bieber did feels so right-now.

How to wear denim on denim with a white t-shirt

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Style Tip: Embrace the modern yet classic vibe with denim on denim and a white cropped tee.

How to wear light-wash jeans

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Style Tip: A pair of pointed stilettos feels unexpected with light-wash jeans, a graphic tee, and a moto jacket.

Stylish Katie Holmes outfits with jeans

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Style Tip: Chunky black boots bring a cool spin to Katie Holmes’s denim-and-overcoat outfit here.

How to wear light-wash jeans

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Style Tip: Bring instant polish to light-wash jeans with an elegant blazer and sleek turtleneck.

2020 Denim Trend with Straight-Leg Jeans

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Style Tip: Try strappy sandals with full-length jeans mixed with a cropped jacket and a blouse come spring.

Sophisticated Denim Outfit with Straight-Leg Jeans

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Style Tip: While this denim look would work for your off-duty life, it could also fit into your casual 9-to-5 life with a sophisticated jacket and white booties.

Denim on Denim Outfit With Nike Sneakers

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Style Tip: Denim on denim is always chic—especially with retro sneakers.

Straight-Leg Denim Jean Trend

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Style Tip: Colorful shoes will pop flawlessly against light-wash jeans.

Straight-Leg Jean Trend 2020

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Style Tip: Go for the layered look with light-wash jeans, a coordinating denim jacket, and a trench coat.

Best Jean 2020 Trend Outfit with Leather Jackets

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Style Tip: Into slightly darker jeans? Try a full-length style with a leather jacket and black boots for a cool vibe.

On the runway:
Celine Runway 2020 Jean Trend

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Celine showcased a range of full-length denim, including this slightly flared silhouette.

Brandon Maxwell Runway 2020 Jeans

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Distressed jeans brought an extra amount of edge to this preppy look at Brandon Maxwell’s show.

Michael Kors 2020 Runway Jeans

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Slightly baggier full-length jeans felt so of-the-moment incorporated into this sophisticated look at Michael Kors.

Paul & Joe Runway 2020 Jeans

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There are so many things right about this look at Paul & Joe, including the socks and sandals, modern blazer, and full-length jeans.

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